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World Book Day

Don't worry if you can't book a visiting author or get out of school on World Book Day.

The People's Network in public libraries has lined up a star-studded list for an online festival on March 6: Michael Rosen, Eoin Colfer, Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart for children; Sarah Harrison, Ian Macmillannbsp; and Andy McNab for older readers; and Terry Pratchett live for anyone who can get online at 7pm (although the day's output will be accessible on archive later).

Some daytime sessions, including Jez Alborough's and Malorie Blackman's, are just five minutes long and could be recorded for breaktime entertainment.

Full programme online on worldbookdayfestival.com

See www.worldbookday.com for details of free resources, an outline of the book tokens scheme (pound;1 for every pupil distributed via schools) and a noticeboard where you can tell the world about your school's event and catch up with what else is happening in your area.

See this week's TES Friday magazine for more on world book day

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